Spicy Cajun Seafood Boil

Prep15 minutes
Cook50 minutes
Total Time1 hour 5 minutes
Serves6
Course Dinner
Variety Fav(s) Ruby Sensation®, Seafood Boilers
Cook Type Stove Top
Dish Type Comfort, Party Food
Season Spring, Summer
Bite Size 3-Bite

Ingredients

  • Cajun seasoning mix, divided (see ingredients below)
  • 3 lb. Tasteful
  • 1 head garlic, cloves separated and peeled
  • 1 large onion, quartered
  • 3 lemons, halved
  • 1 lemon, quartered (for serving)
  • ¼ c. salt
  • 8 small sweet red peppers
  • 3 jalapeño peppers
  • 1 package (14 oz.) smoked sausage, cut into 3" pieces
  • 3-4 cobs sweet corn, cleaned
  • 4-5 lbs. live crawfish, rinsed thoroughly
  • 2 lbs. shrimp
  • 2 lbs. mussels
  • 1 stick unsalted butter

Cajun Seasoning Mix

  • 2 tbsp. smoked paprika
  • 2 tbsp. cayenne pepper
  • 1 tbsp. celery salt
  • 2 tbsp. garlic powder
  • 1 tbsp. onion powder
  • 1 tbsp. black pepper
  • tbsp. salt

Instructions

  • Fill a four gallon stockpot ⅔ full with water and bring to a boil over high heat. In a small bowl, combine all of the Cajun seasoning ingredients and set aside. To the stockpot, add potatoes, garlic, onion, 6 lemon halves, salt and half of the seasoning mix. Cover and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium-low and cook for 10 minutes.
  • Add peppers, sausage and corn and bring to a boil; cook for an additional 5 minutes. Add crawfish and return to a boil. Add shrimp and mussels and cook for 5-8 minutes more, or until mussels open and shrimp turn color. Remove from heat and drain.
  • Add the other half of seasoning mix and butter and toss together. Cover the stockpot and let it steam for a few minutes. Serve with fresh lemon wedges.